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A Modest Proposal

By Jonathan Swift
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A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general.

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Originally published in by 1729, "A Modest Proposal For preventing the Children of Poor People From being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and For making them Beneficial to the Publick"—now commonly referred to as "A Modest Proposal"—is a satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. The essay suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food to rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general. This edition includes an introductory overview to the essay, as well as the complete text.

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Published anonymously in 1729, Jonathan Swift’s satirical essay, A Modest Proposal, puts forth the darkly comical idea that the starving poor of Ireland might alleviate their economic condition by selling their children as food for wealthy gentlemen and ladies. At its core, Swift’s Modest Proposal satirizes English exploitation of Ireland in particular and the heartless attitude that rich elites can develop towards the poor in general. Along with Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal is an early English example of the black comedic genre. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library. Swift's devastating short satire on how to solve a famine Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745). Swift's works available in Penguin Classics are Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal and Other Writings.

A Modest Proposal for the Replacement of Our Outdated Gender Binary Classification System with One More Suited for Our Progressive Age

By Stephen Measure
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  • Publisher : Silver Layer Publications
  • Book Code : 1940778344
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  • Category : Humor
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Our reality-based gender classification system has proven too old-fashioned for the demands of 21st-century taste. It's time to replace it with something more inclusive and flexible. After all, the sky is whatever color we want it to be, isn't it?

Elemente der Satire in Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal"

By Stephan Orth
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3638268284
  • Total of Pages : 10
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1.3, Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: Einführung in die Literaturwissenschaft, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In dieser Arbeit sollen die Elemente der Satire in Jonathan Swifts A Modest Proposal herausgearbeitet werden. Hierzu werden nach einer kurzen Beschreibung der politischen Aktivitäten des Autors und des geschichtlichen Hintergrundes typische Elemente der Satire aus dem Text heraus-gearbeitet und interpretiert. Die Werke von Jonathan Swift aus der Hochzeit der satirischen Literatur in Großbritannien1 gelten als besonders einflußreich für heutige Satiren, wobei die Boshaftigkeit von A Modest Proposal auch in einer Zeit, in der alles und jeder ohne Tabus in den Medien karikiert, persifliert und ironisiert wird, schwer zu übertreffen ist. 1 Autoren wie Pope, Johnson, Dryden und vornehmlich Jonathan Swift begründeten im 18. Jahrhundert mit ihren Werken die Form der modernen Satire.

Gulliver’s Travels

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Book Code : 9354865275
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : Fiction
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Jonathan Swift (30th November 1667-19th October 1745), the author, was an Anglo-Irish essayist, satirist, poet. His notable works are 'A Tale of a Tub', 'Drapier's Letters', 'A Modest Proposal'. The book is the international best seller and got huge success. According to Robert McCrum 'Gulliver's Travel' is "a satirical masterpiece". Swift's family has several interesting literary connections. His grandmother Elizabeth Swift was the niece of Sir Erasmus Dryden, grandfather of poet John Dryden. The same grandmother's and Katherine Dryden was a first cousin of Elizabeth, wife of Sir Walter Raleigh. His uncle Thomas Swift married a daughter of poet and playwright Sir William Davenant, a godson of William Shakespeare. Jonathan Swift has put his best to complete this book. In his various forms, he completed this book such as started with as a surgeon and them captain of the various ships to complete voyages and so on. It is more or less a satirical work of Jonathan Swift. Also full of adventures and mockery of some issues in the form of satire. The story narrates about shipwreck and the only survivor is Gulliver. Somehow he reaches to Lilliput. Here the height of the people is less than 6 inches. Lilliput ask for help from Gulliver to save them against the empire of Blefusca. Gulliver prevents all of them. He captures all the fleet of Blefusca. When the Lilliputians decide to sentence him by making him blind. Then he switches over to Blefusca then able to return to England. He does number of voyages. The story seems very adventurous and interesting.

Essays

By Jonathan Swift,August Nemo
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  • Publisher : Tacet Books
  • Book Code : 3986776559
  • Total of Pages : 63
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 305
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Welcome to the Essays collection. A special selection of the nonfiction prose from influential and noteworthy authors. This book brings some of best essays of Jonathan Swift, across a wide range of subjects. Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, poet and Anglican cleric. His deadpan, ironic writing style, particularly in A Modest Proposal, has led to such satire being subsequently termed "Swiftian". The book contains the following texts: - Introduction by Edmund Gosse; - Jonathan Swift by Charles Whibley; - An Essay on Modern Education; - An Essay on the Fates of Clergymen; - Of the Education of Ladies; - Some Thoughts on Freethinking; - Hints on Good Manners; - Resolutions for Old Age; - Hints Toward an Essay on Conversation; - A Tritical Essay Upon the Faculties of the Mind; - Of Mean and Great Figures Made by Several Persons; - A Proposal For Correcting, Improving, and Ascertaining the English Tongue; - A Treatise on good Manners; - A Modest Proposal.

Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth

By Paula Marantz Cohen
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780195343885
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth connects the rise of film and the rise of America as a cultural center and twentieth-century world power. Silent film, Paula Cohen reveals, allowed America to sever its literary and linguistic ties to Europe and answer the call by nineteenth-century writers like Emerson, Thoreau and Whitman for an original form of expression compatible with American strengths and weaknesses. When film finally began to talk in 1927, the medium had already done its work. It had helped translate representation into a dynamic visual form and had "Americanized" the world. Cohen explores the way film emerged as an American medium through its synthesis of three basic elements: the body, the landscape, and the face. Nineteenth-century American culture had already charged these elements with meaning--the body through vaudeville and burlesque, landscape through landscape painting and moving panoramas, and the face through portrait photography. Integrating these popular forms, silent film also developed genres that showcased each of its basic elements: the body in comedy, the landscape in the western, and the face in melodrama. At the same time, it helped produce a new idea of character, embodied in the American movie star. Cohen's book offers a fascinating new perspective on American cultural history. It shows how nineteenth-century literature can be said to anticipate twentieth-century film--how Douglas Fairbanks was, in a sense, successor to Walt Whitman. And rather than condemning the culture of celebrity and consumption that early Hollywood helped inspire, the book highlights the creative and democratic features of the silent-film ethos. Just as notable, Cohen champions the concept of the "American myth" in the wake of recent attempts to discredit it. She maintains that American silent film helped consolidate and promote a myth of possibility and self-making that continues to dominate the public imagination and stands behind the best impulses of our contemporary world.

The Cannibal Within

By Lewis F. Petrinovich
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 9780202369501
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Social Science
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The Cannibal Within offers an evolutionary account of the propensity of human beings, in extreme circumstances to eat other human beings, despite the strong Western taboo against such practices. What sets this volume apart from the large body of literature on cannibalism, both popular and anthropological, is the underlying premise: cannibalism as an alternative to starvation is tacitly condoned by the same biological morality that would condemn cannibalism of other sorts in non-threatening situations. Deep as the taboos may be, the survival instinct runs even deeper. The title of the book reflects the author's belief that cannibalism is not a pathology that erupts in psychotic individuals, but is a universal adaptive strategy that is evolutionarily sound. The cannibal is within all of us, and cannibals are within all cultures, should the circumstances demand cannibalism's appearance and usage. Petrinovich's work is rich in historical detail, and rises to a level of theoretical sophistication in addressing a subject too often dealt with in sensationalist terms. The major instances in which survival cannibalism has occurred convinced the author that there is a consistent pattern and a uniform regularity of order in which different kinds of individuals are consumed. In considering who eats whom, when, and under what circumstances, this regularity appears, and it is consistent with what would be expected on the basis of evolutionary or Darwinian theory. In short, he concludes that starvation cannibalism is not a manifestation of the chaotic, psychotic behavior of individuals who are driven to madness, but reveals underlying characteristics of evolved human beings. Lewis Petrinovich is professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology of the University of California, Riverside and is currently a resident of Berkeley, California.

Reading Essays

By G. Douglas Atkins
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  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Book Code : 9780820336534
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Approaches abound to help us beneficially, enjoyably read fiction, poetry, and drama. Here, for the first time, is a book that aims to do the same for the essay. G. Douglas Atkins performs sustained readings of more than twenty-five major essays, explaining how we can appreciate and understand what this currently resurgent literary form reveals about the “art of living.” Atkins’s readings cover a wide spectrum of writers in the English language--and his readings are themselves essays, gracefully written, engaged, and engaging. Atkins starts with the earliest British practitioners of the form, including Francis Bacon, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, and Samuel Johnson. Transcendentalist writers Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson are included, as are works by Americans James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, and E. B. White. Atkins also provides readings of a number of contemporary essayists, among them Annie Dillard, Scott Russell Sanders, and Cynthia Ozick. Many of the readings are of essays that Atkins has used successfully in the classroom, with undergraduate and graduate students, for many years. In his introduction Atkins offers practical advice on the specific demands essays make and the unique opportunities they offer, especially for college courses. The book ends with a note on the writing of essays, furthering the author’s contention that reading should not be separated from writing. Reading Essays continues in the tradition of such definitive texts as Understanding Poetry and Understanding Fiction. Throughout, Atkins reveals the joy, delight, grace, freedom, and wisdom of “the glorious essay.”

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions

By Elizabeth Webber,Mike Feinsilber
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  • Publisher : Merriam-Webster
  • Book Code : 9780877796282
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Reference
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"A guide to references commonly used in speech and writing. Explains more than 900 allusions. Entries include examples from today's leading media. A must for serious readers, language lovers, and ESL students."

Swift, the Book, and the Irish Financial Revolution

By Sean D. Moore
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Book Code : 0801899249
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Scholars of colonialism, postcolonialism, Irish studies, Atlantic studies, Swift, and the history of the book will find Moore's eye-opening arguments original and compelling.